Posts Tagged ‘equal marriage’

Same-sex marriage – going global?

by Jon Lansman.

(Now Updated) When Laura Bush, Colin Powell and Dick Cheney come out for same-sex marriage, you know the tide is turning. Respect for Marriage Coalition describes itself as “a partnership of more than 80 civil rights, faith, health, labor, business, legal, LGBT, student, and women’s organizations working together to end the Defense of Marriage Act […]

Cameron’s dilemma on marriage equality

by Andy Newman.

It is amusing to see the Tories tearing themselves apart over gay marriage. After all this is the party who introduced the homophobic Clause 28, and now Cameron is seeking to drive the agenda despite the Conservative Party not having included gay marriage in their manisfesto. There is a political minefield here for the Tories, where public opinion […]

From Section 28 to gay marriage: the Tories and homosexuality

by David Osler.

On one level, David Cameron’s decision to legislate for equal marriage is a measure of just how far the Conservative Party has come since the 1980s. Only a quarter of a century ago, it was still acceptable for a Tory local government leader to respond to the arrival of AIDS with a call for ‘90% […]

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